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Wollongong City Council

Climate Emergency

Wollongong City Council declared a Climate Emergency in August 2019.

This means that we recognise urgent action is needed from all levels of government to address and combat climate change.

Through this declaration, we acknowledge that climate changes pose a serious risk to life as we know it and that current actions being implemented are not enough to limit human-caused climatic changes.

Council plays an important leadership role in helping our community move towards the ‘new normal’ of a zero-carbon future. We are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030 and supporting the community to do the same by 2050. We have declared a Climate Emergency. We are preparing for increased temperatures, more frequent and intense storms and natural disasters such as bush fires that are likely to affect our community more often in the future.

Climate Emergency Updates

Stay up to date with our work on climate change by checking out our regular Climate Emergency Updates below.